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Jim Sherman, founder of ShermansTravel Media, launched the online business in 2002 to help travelers find the best travel deals and provide people with travel advice. ShermansTravel editors aggregate, screen, and publish the best travel sales and specials from hundreds of providers. The deals include both bargains and values, and the site also provides expert destination advice and trip ideas for researching and planning a vacation. The company’s core products include Shermans Top 25 travel deals newsletter (read by over 4 million travelers),, and Travel Search, a travel comparison shopping tool.
Hohenzollern Castle

Over the years, I have traveled extensively in Germany to popular places such as Berlin, Munich, and Heidelberg, as well as less-touristy spots like Cologne, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden, and Bonn. Yet I had never visited the Black Forest region until last fall. Bordering France and Switzerland, the Black Forest is... Read More

Le Bristol

Like New York, London, and Rome, Paris has a plethora of hotel choices. The top end includes Le Meurice, Le Plaza Athénée, Four Seasons George V Paris, Le Bristol, and Le Crillon. The French certainly know old world classic style, and these properties won’t disappoint. Be sure, however, to... Read More

Arc De Triomphe

I’ve been to Paris many times, but each visit puts a smile on my face. I enjoy exploring Paris like no other city in Europe. It’s eminently walkable, and each quartier has plenty of surprises. Springtime in Paris is particularly beautiful (the weather was sunny and about 78 degrees on... Read More

Horned Dorset Primavera

I’ve visited Puerto Rico several times, but have spent most of my trips in San Juan and the Condado beach area. So when a friend mentioned the western side of the island, I was a bit skeptical. I had heard about up and coming destinations elsewhere on the island... Read More

Montage Beverly Hills

When selecting a place to stay in Los Angeles, there is the age-old debate about what neighborhood to choose for your hotel – beach, mid-Wilshire/Beverly Hills, Downtown, or Sunset/West Hollywood. I’ve tried many of these locales. Shutters on the Beach and the Viceroy are in the beach area of Santa... Read More

Megeve restaurant

We stayed at the Alpaga Hotel ( This and Le Fer à Cheval ( are smart luxury picks. The Alpaga has chalets and regular rooms. Design is contemporary, and the service is excellent. Le Fer à Cheval is more traditional, and it has a better location, within walking distance... Read More

Megeve skiing

After a great time in Zermatt, I traveled three hours to spend a few days skiing in Megève, France. Megève is just one hour west of Geneva, and it’s a great combination with a ski trip to Zermatt. It is possible to arrange a car transfer or train it... Read More

Zermatt shopping

Back at the hotel, in the early evening, I used the Jacuzzi and sauna to help relieve sore muscles. The long ski runs and harsh cold take a toll. After some relaxation, I then did some window shopping. Having seen so many luxe watch ads on the ski slopes, you... Read More

Findlerhof Zermatt

In addition to exceptionally long runs and a picturesque mountain setting, Zermatt boasts amazing dining options. The food is better here, I believe, than in any ski resort in North America. Our group decided to alternate with either a special place for lunch or for dinner on a given day... Read More

Zermatt paragliding

For about 190 Swiss francs ($200), one can go paragliding for 20 minutes and glide up, down, and around Zermatt’s mountains, all with the Matterhorn in view. I hadn’t planned to do this but a couple of friends insisted that it was a unique and exhilarating experience. So I... Read More

Zermatt skiing

Upon arrival at mountain, the first thing I noticed is how large and expansive Zermatt is. It’s possible to ski 4 days and still not see all the slopes! On day one, we walked with our skis through a lengthy cave, then took a 10-minute tram (going right up... Read More

Zermatt skiing

When a few friends of mine suggested a trip to Zermatt, I readily agreed as it’s not often one has the chance to ski in Europe, and I had wanted to do such a trip for the past 10 years. It’s a big trip and rather far to go... Read More


The Caribbean island of Antigua, only a 4-hour flight from New York City, might as well be a world away, especially in winter. As you step from the dry plane cabin into the humid air under the strong island sun, it’s hard to resist letting out a long sigh... Read More

The Alex Hotel

I live in New York, and I always have friends asking me about where to stay in the City. The answer is never easy because there are so many options not only by budget but based on what part of town one might prefer and what “atmosphere” appeals to... Read More

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Stuttgart Wine Region

Stuttgart sits in a major German wine region. It’s well worth a visit to the vineyards in the hills just on the border of town (pictured at left). There is wine tasting, which is perfect at sunset. Note that red wines, and not just the German white Riesling, are... Read More